The Jordan Child & Family Enrichment Center
The Jordan Center helps families give their children the best possible start in life,
providing full-day childcare for children ages six weeks to five years.
The center also provides consultation to other community childcare programs throughout
the state, and training to those who work most closely with children: parents, childcare
providers, educators and administrators.
Click here for more information about the Jordan Center
If you are interested in getting on our waiting list, please fill out the pre-application form in PDF format.
Childcare Pre-application form
- full-day childcare for children of diverse backgrounds
- training for early childhood professionals and parents
- outreach to communities who want to develop or enhance local childcare services
The Jordan Center provides full-day childcare for children ages six weeks to five years.
Our commitment to quality care includes:
- low teacher/child ratios
- teachers trained in child development and early childhood education
- making our services affordable for families
- an environment where children are loved and nurtured
- developmentally appropriate activities which stimulate learning and development
- inclusive classrooms which serve children who are developing typically along with
children who have special needs
- flexibility to meet individual needs of children and families
- a focus on healthy child development
- opportunities for parental involvement, education, and support
- acceptance of diversity
The Jordan Center holds a five-star license and abides by the standards set forth by
the North Carolina licensing program, as well as those established by the National
Association for the Education of Young Children. We are working on our national
accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Center
1305 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
toll free 888.305.4321
The Jordan Center is on Glenwood Avenue near downtown Raleigh (approximately 1/2 mile
north of Peace Street). If you are traveling away from Peace Street, pass Washington
Street, and turn left onto Jefferson Street.
If you are traveling into Raleigh from I-40 West, take exit 289 (Wade Avenue). From the
440 intersection, travel 2.7 miles and exit right onto Glenwood Avenue. The Jordan Center
is the second building on your right.
We look forward to meeting you in person and sharing the resources of the Jordan Child
& Family Enrichment Center with you.
, Associate Director
, Administrative Coordinator
Information for Interested Parents
The Jordan Center provides quality full-day childcare for children ages six weeks to five years.
Hours of operation:
7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Open year-round, except for major holidays and four to five days for agency events and teacher workdays.
Teacher:child ratio and class size
||1:4 in a class of 8 children
||1:5 in a class of 10 children
||1:8 in a class of 12 children
||1:9 in a class of 16 children
||1:12 in a class of 18 children
The Jordan Center serves children regardless of race, religion, or
socio-economic situation, as well as children with special needs.
Each age-level pod is led by a coordinator who holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood education
or a related field and has several years of experience with the age group
s/he supervises. At least 75% of lead teachers hold a minimum of an associate's degree in child development or early childhood education. Teachers and assistants
have or are working toward their early childhood credentials.
Approach to care
Teachers create loving and nurturing environments, helping children learn through play, and providing
them with many opportunities to explore their environment and make independent discoveries.
We serve children and their families, providing support and encouragement, acknowledging and building
upon strengths, and celebrating individuals' worth. Our open door policy provides many opportunities
for parental involvement.
We have designed our fee structure to meet the demand for quality childcare, and to ensure that children
from all walks of life have access to our programs. Methodist Home for Children has an established
endowment to provide a limited number of scholarships. For more information, please contact the Jordan
Center director or administrative coordinator at 919.833.5428.
Childcare Pre-application form